Getting personal, digging deep, being vulnerable – they are all scary! but worth it. I take a look back at 2019 and share some of my personal learnings; from slowing down to acknowledging the power of vulnerability. Remembering above all: that we are all works in progress.
This summer, I spent time in magical Bali doing some alternative yoga. With Radiantly Alive I was able to create a backpacker-friendly retreat for myself, where I learnt that there is more to yoga than just "yoga". I picked up some techniques to calm my over-thinking mind, relax my body and find more balance in life.
This year I leapt into the unknown and decided to travel around the world. Six months away brought a few realisations (and some mini breakdowns!) about who I am - or rather, who I thought I was. A plane ticket can't remove emotional baggage or insecurities, but travel forces you to reflect and really see yourself. It forces you to grow through being courageously vulnerable.
Australian author Alice Bishop shares with us her experiences from the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in her beautifully written debut book ‘A Constant Hum’. The book casts an honest light on the epidemic of global warming and seeks to challenge the gender stereotypes of ‘heroism’ following the aftermath of a natural disaster. Alice shares with us some of her favourite authors and how writing about something that is important to you is key!